Picking the Right Spot for Your Birdcage

Have you recently adopted a bird? If so, you’ve picked a very cute and charming pet! Making sure your winged friend is comfortable in her cage is an essential to her health and well-being. Getting a good cage is of course crucial, but choosing the right spot for it is also important. In this article from All About Animals Veterinary Services, serving the Villa Rica Area, GA, a local vet discusses choosing the right place for Polly’s cage.

Light

Avoid putting your colorful little buddy in direct sunlight. However, some birds need to have some exposure to sunlight to remain healthy. Finches, for instance, do need natural light. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

Fumes

Many things that are safe for us are dangerous—even deadly—to our feathered friends. Kitchen fumes are one example. They can be extremely harmful to Polly. This is because a lot of modern cookware gives off vapors that are harmless to us but toxic to birds. Don’t put your pet too close to the kitchen!

Ventilation

While it is important for Polly to have fresh, clean air, don’t put her in a drafty area, or too close to a fan, heater, fireplace, or air duct.

Interaction

Birds are very sociable. Polly will get sad and lonely if she is kept in a room all by herself. Your adorable pet will be happiest if she can see and hear you. A family room or living room is a great spot.

Noise

While you don’t want your bird to sit in silence, loud noises can make Polly quite uneasy. Don’t put your cute pet too close to a stereo or TV, or anything else that makes a lot of noise. Of course, some of our winged pals can be quite noisy themselves. Consider your pet’s volume level as well.

Safety

It’s very important for birds to feel safe and secure. If you have a cat, don’t put your birdcage on a desk, dresser, buffet, or table that Fluffy can climb onto. Most of our feathered buddies are happiest in corners. Polly may be able to relax more easily knowing that she is only ‘exposed’ from one side.

Please contact us here at All About Animals Veterinary Services, serving the Villa Rica Area, GA with any questions or concerns about your bird’s health or care. We are happy to help!

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